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Party with a purpose
Emmanuel (left) and his friends are the subjects of Galen Films's "Rescuing Emmanuel," produced by Galen films.
It would be difficult to imagine having a conversation with filmmakers Len and Georgia Morris, and not coming away feeling enlightened by their experiences, affected by their dedication, and inspired to finally believe in the significant difference one person can make.
Students from the Sauri Village School.
On Sunday, April 7, at the Chilmark Community Center, Galen Films will once again host a Harambee - a free family potluck dinner, with music by Rick Bausman's drum workshop and a showing of a film of the Morris's recent month-long visit with the children in Kenya. Festivities will also include a brief preview of their new film, still being edited; "Rescuing Emmanuel," about children in Nairobi and Western Kenya, "...nothing young children shouldn't see," assures Ms. Morris.
Esther Njeri picks coffee on the Masarara Coffee Estate, Kenya, Africa.
"Most people on this Island have a global awareness," Ms. Morris says, who hopes that Islanders will once again be moved to contribute to help the Kenyan children continue on to high school.
The Harambee, Saturday, April 7, 6:30 pm, at the Chilmark Community Center. If you would like to make a donation, checks can be made out to Kenyan Education Fund and sent c/o Galen Films, Box 4219, Tisbury, MA 02568.